Ron Clegg  

Canyon View by Ron Clegg

June 2020 - Canyon View

June 2020 - Ron Clegg

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Canyon View, was shot in April last year during a trip to Las Vegas. looking through a travel brochure on flight to Vegas, my wife and I decided that we would take one of the day tours to the South Rim of The Grand Canyon. On the bright and sunny day, we boarded the bus for a comfortable four hour ride to the canyon. Arriving in an unexpected over cast drizzling cold rain, we were not dressed for the occasion. But astounded just the same by the view. Thanks to the gift shop we were able to purchase hoodies and hats. The weather passed as quickly as it arrived, and left us with brilliant clouds and colorful views of the canyon. All the HDR's shot that day were hand held, bracing myself against the wet rock walls. Nikon D7100 ISO 400,Tamron 18-270 mm lens, f19 @1/125sec (+/-3).

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4 comments posted

Richard White   Richard White
Ron, this is a nice shot of the canyon. Glad you were able to take a side trip to see it. I believe you have over saturated the reds in the mountains. If you lighten the valley with the road the viewers eye would go the brightest spot and then follow the road up. I also used curves to bring out the defination of the photo.   Posted: 06/05/2020 13:41:26
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Ron Clegg   Ron Clegg
I really like what you did to the valley. I did over sat the red a bit (I like red, grin). Can you please explain in a bit more detail what you did in curves. I may add it to my workflow.   Posted: 06/06/2020 16:49:47

Richard White   Richard White
Ron, when you use curves you are able to adjust the darkness in part of the photo and lighten other parts. I suggest you go to Utube and put in Curves. You see a demonstration on how to use them.   Posted: 06/16/2020 12:38:04

Don Poulton   Don Poulton
Ron, your HDR treatment really brought out the detail in the canyon. A bit of dodging and burning (which Richard started on) would emphasize the lower valley and draw the viewer's eye into the scene. But on the other hand, I prefer your treatment of the background hills; Ron's modification made these too purple for my eye.   Posted: 06/22/2020 16:08:28